Blog > New StreamBox releasele 20 Nov 2010
This new release of the Tryphon StreamBox is named
streambox-20101029-1716. It includes in all StreamBoxes delivered since the last week.
Here is the content of this release :
AAC et SHOUTcast
Tryphon still recommends you to use the Ogg/Vorbis format and Icecast servers, which are, both, free.
You can now disable streams individually managed by the StreamBox. A disabled stream is no longer computed and nor sent to the configured server. But you can enable it again in a single click.
StreamBox now uses the “streambox” name in the DHCP negotiation. You can manage even more easily on your network, by using a dedicated entry in your local DNS (like streambox.maradio.priv). If you want to customize this name, vote for this suggestion.
After a long test period, the Tryphon StreamBox provides an upgrade management via Internet, as other Tryphon Boxes :
The upgrade management provides :
- new release detection,
- release download (on your request)
- release installation and box reboot (on your request)
For example, the latest StreamBox release requires a download of 162 MB, only few minutes on a correct DSL link.
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The new release of the Tryphon StreamBox is under construction. It should be available in December.
The requests are numerous, but are already selected :
- Ability to update streams descriptions (such as currently playing song title) from (antenna management) software. This tiny and open RESTful http API will allow an easy StreamBox integration
- Integration of an icecast2 daemon in the StreamBox, providing a control stream on the local network.
All the suggestions (and why not yours) are available on the UserVoice forum dedicated to StreamBox. You can contribute by giving suggestions in a few clicks.
If you want to go a bit further discussing these projects, the french mailing list Radio & Logiciel libre welcomes you.
Please note that a post on our Developers Blog should give some details for those of you willing to test the StreamBox demo CD.